Posts Tagged ‘Vision’

I love my church. I love the leaders I am blessed to serve with. I love the community and what God is doing through all of us.

Over the past couple of weeks I have been incredibly busy and I haven’t had made the time necessary to get back to writing. That being said I have been learning so much and I am excited to share it with you soon.

Today I wanted to post a video that gets at the heart of where we are headed as a church. We have been praying through our vision of “Helping people find their way back to God” and we are starting into the next chapter on that journey.  Take a look at the video, and then if you can join us this Thursday, August 25th at 6:30pm to hear more about where we are headed (childcare is provided). Check out for more info.


I have been tracking my running for the past couple of years and tonight I got the following announcement from my computer:

1,000 miles? Our hats off to you. Our shoes, too! Congratulations on this huge achievement.

It is strange to call it an achievement, because it never was a goal. You see, I run most often to train for a race or an event. And while running the distance from LA to Seattle is not one of them, I have to have a mission, a goal; I don’t know if I could do it any other way.

Two weeks ago, I finished up nearly 18 weeks of training with the PF Changs Marathon.

The crazy thing, after all of that work (nearly 600 miles of running), I have only run twice since then. I don’t have any motivation, or drive.  I can’t see the point of lacing up the shoes and embracing the cold, just for the fun of it.

Now after two weeks of sitting around on my duff, I decided to look at the next year and plan out some goals that I will have to work hard to achieve.

My first instinct was to play it safe, to have the goal of running 500 miles by the end of 2011. I know I could do it (I’m well on my way having run the marathon), but it will hardly inspire me to run with much vision. So, I created the following criteria:

  1. It must be completed by the end of 2011
  2. It must be something I have never done
  3. It must be something I am currently unable to do
  4. I have to get a shirt out the deal

Keeping these four things in mind I am, for accountability and for all the harassment you can muster, announcing my three goals for 2011:

  1. Run a 5k race with a time lower than 20:30
  2. To complete an Olympic Distance Triathlon
  3. To complete the Mt. Lemmon Marathon

I’m tempted not to post this, but now that this is out there, I have to once again lace up those shoes and continue training.

As a side note I want to give a shout out to my Sauconys. I beat the last pair into the pavement, and I now have another pair (thank you Big 5 for the awesome shoe sale) that will only look this good for another 3 or 4 days.